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Windows 7: Windows 7 installed in a system reserved extended from 100mb to 400gb

06 May 2015   #1
avs041386

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Windows 7 installed in a system reserved extended from 100mb to 400gb

I have a 1TB clean hard drive. i have mistakenly extend the system reserved from 100mb to 400gb. Then I installed Windows there. Now, i want to format the system reserved, because now i know that OS should not be installed there.. My question is that can i still have my 1TB after formatting? I want to delete the partition afterwards then re-install the OS..I still have the installation CD..


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06 May 2015   #2
DavidE

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Post a screen print of Disk Management.
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Read through this tutorial for installing Win 7.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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06 May 2015   #3
avs041386

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I already reduced the size of the system reserved.
By the way, here is the screen print of Disk Management.. Thank you..


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06 May 2015   #4
DavidE

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See Step 5 in this tutorial for an explanation of partitions when installing Win 7.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If you're happy with the installation you just did you could change the label from System Reserved to Windows 7 (or whatever name you want).
Then resize it to whatever size you want for the [C] partition.

You can then create new partition(s) in the unallocated space.

It's up to you if you want to do another install, or use the install you have.
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06 May 2015   #5
avs041386

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Would installed OS in the system reserved be Okay and will not produce any problem? Or is it better if I format the system reserved then install Windows in a new partition? I'm searching for the same issue with mine but found nothing.. Think I am the only one who made that mistake..
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06 May 2015   #6
DavidE

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If you install Windows into unallocated space it will create a System Reserved partition and a [C] partition.
It puts the boot code into System Reserved and the OS into [C].

If you install Windows into a pre-defined partition its the boot code and the OS into the single [C] partition.

I don't have and never have had a System Reserved partition on my PC's.

If you keep what you have I suggest renaming System Reserved to something else such as "Windows 7".
Then it will be less confusing, but that's just my opinion, and what i would do.
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06 May 2015   #7
avs041386

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
If you install Windows into unallocated space it will create a System Reserved partition and a [C] partition.
It puts the boot code into System Reserved and the OS into [C].

If you install Windows into a pre-defined partition its the boot code and the OS into the single [C] partition.

I don't have and never have had a System Reserved partition on my PC's.

If you keep what you have I suggest renaming System Reserved to something else such as "Windows 7".
Then it will be less confusing, but that's just my opinion, and what i would do.
Thank you for the clear explanation. Now, I understand that its just the same thing and I am just confusing myself.. Thank you for your help.. 'Til next time..
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06 May 2015   #8
DavidE

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You're welcome and welcome to Seven Forums !
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